This week I used our warm-ups as a means to throw in odds and ends, as well as connect to what we were doing in Writing (which is usually where our questions come from). And one of our WWUs even served double-duty by leading to a math conversation. They thought I was pretty clever when I brought that one up. Ok, so I thought it was clever. Maybe they didn’t so much care….LOL Please leave us a comment and let us know your thoughts on our work this week! 🙂
There’s not much to say about this one except it’s something kiddos need to know, and we’re about to start writing lots of “You’re a great friend because…” messages and it will NOT be ok if everyone says YOUR instead.
Ava read the book A Chocolate Moose for Dinner to us on Monday, and we heard lots of words that sounded the same, but meant different things. We worked to find some more that we could talk about. We continued to find examples to add to this chart all throughout the week in different texts we encountered.
We are continuing to work on writing like scientists and exploring plants and pollinators in pretty much all of our day; reading ,writing, and science are all connecting right now in a marvelous way. This warm-up was to help us think of what we’d learned so far, as well as to emphasize the idea that scientists write in a very specific (and different) way depending on what they are studying. You’ll notice we also discussed how many words can be made from the same base. Oh, and I may have spelled some of those green words incorrectly. I apologize if that’s the case.
We were WAY over due for a writing celebration for our past fiction unit in Writing, so I had a quick survey for them as their warm-up on Friday. This is the one that turned into a great math conversation about graphs and data collection.